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Top 10 Management Concerns of CIOs
A skills shortage, getting IT and business aligned and understanding their evolving role as leaders are among the top management concerns of CIOs, according to a survey by the Society for Information Management conducted by Professor Jerry Luftman, assoc
Top 10 Management Concerns of CIOs - '1.'
Attract, Develop and Retain IT Professionals CIOs With This Concern: 51% As boomers retire and a fewer college grads seek IT careers, CIOs must find qualified pros to meet a growing corporate need for IT solutions. The pipeline is not m
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IT-Business Alignment CIOs With This Concern: 42% The big challenge is not to align IT to business but align both to each other. "IT shouldn't be subservient," Luftman says, "but equal partners with business.R
Top 10 Management Concerns of CIOs - '3.'
Build Business Skills in IT CIOs With This Concern: 40% It's not enough to possess technical know-how to succeed; IT pros must understand how to communicate, negotiate, market and manage as well as have a clear understanding of th
Top 10 Management Concerns of CIOs - '4.'
CIOs With This Concern: 29% With the economy starting to weaken, CIOs need to focus on the bottom line. CIOs also must show how IT adds value to the enterprise and it not merely a cost.
Top 10 Management Concerns of CIOs - '5.'
Improve IT Quality CIOs With This Concern: 28% Government rules such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA mean CIOs must assure the accuracy of information being processed to keep regulators afield.
Top 10 Management Concerns of CIOs - '6.'
Security and Privacy CIOs With This Concern: 27% CIOs have a better handle on security, though it remains a big concern, as evidenced by survey respondents deeming anti-virus protection as this year's No. 1 technology.
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Manage Change CIOs With This Concern: 26% Educating the corporate workforce to handle technological and business change is a key role of the CIO. "If we're not working as effective change agents, we're not going to suc
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IT Strategic Planning CIOs With This Concern: 25% A first cousin to IT-business alignment, IT strategic planning won't work unless it incorporates the company's business needs. "Too frequently," Luftman says, &#
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Make Better Use of Information CIOs With This Concern: 24% Among the hottest technologies is business intelligence; and business people recognize opportunities when the information is in front of them.
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Evolving CIO Leadership Role CIOs With This Concern: 19% CIOs spend 75% of their time on non-IT matters, an indication that their role is less of a utility chief and more as a corporate strategist.
Top 10 Management Concerns of CIOs - 'Other Management Concerns'
Among other CIOs' management concerns: Introducing Rapid Business Solutions, Measuring the Value of IT Investments, Government Regulations, IT Governance, Business Process Engineering and True Return on IT Investment.
Top 10 Management Concerns of CIOs - 'Who Was Surveyed'
SIM this summer surveyed top IT executives from 112 companies across a range of industries, including 25 from manufacturing; 10 from healthcare; and nine each from consulting, finance and IT.